I’ve been working on a knitting project. I had tons of wool (unfortunately a blend but believable to the lay person) given to me that I thought would make a good version of this.
The pattern suggests white and red. I’m assuming that a Victorian woman would chose other colors based on taste and availability so mine is yellow and brown.
It is working up well. Trouble is, as I’m working it up, I’m realizing that it uses way more wool than I thought it would so I may have to start making the brown stripes wider and the yellow narrower. The pattern does make the yellow narrower, but I don’t think it is going to do this fast enough to prevent me from running out of the yellow. But, I’m going to go with the idea that Victorian women would make this adaption if they were running out of wool too! Hopefully, the change wont look cockeyed and drive my OCD into high gear.